Remembering Hometown Hero, Capt. E.E. “Ted” Mouton
This Independence Day, we would like to recognize one of our very own hometown heroes, Capt. E.E. “Ted” Mouton. The Mouton family is near and dear to our hearts at the C4 Foundation because Capt. Mouton’s son, Kent Mouton, a long time Coronadan, is a key player serving as General Counsel for the C4 Foundation as well as for the global real estate company, Kennedy Wilson. Capt. Mouton’s banner can be seen along Coronado’s “Avenue of Heroes” on 3rd Street in Coronado, CA. Please always remember the fallen, and especially remember to honor them this next weekend on America’s 244th birthday. Check out many more hero banners along 3rd & 4th Streets in Coronado, CA.
Capt. E.E. “Ted” Mouton graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1945 and was immediately sent to the South Pacific in command of a minesweeper clearing Japanese mines from shipping lanes. Upon receiving his “Wings” after WWII, Mouton was deployed to the Korean War on two tours as an F4-U Corsair fighter/bomber pilot aboard the USS Boxer, USS Valley Forge and USS Philippine Sea carriers. Mouton was stationed to NAS North Island in 1960 and during this tour of duty was twice deployed to Vietnam for air operations on the USS Bon Homme Richard, USS Hornet, and the USS Bennington as CAG. During his aviation career, Mouton flew the SNJ, TBM torpedo bomber, AD-4 and AD-5 dive bombers, F8F-2B fighter, F4-U-4fighter, JRB, T-28, F3D,F7F, WF-2, S2F-1 and STF-2, and also became H-3 helicopter qualified.
Commendations awarded to Mouton during his career include the Legion of Merit, Air Medals with Gold Star, Navy Unit Commendations, WWII, China, Korea & Vietnam Service Medals & Presidential Unit Citations.